In a rare move, In-N-Out Burger has added a new item to its limited menu of burgers, shakes and fries: an 8-ounce cup of hot chocolate.
Employees at the Huntington Beach and Orange Beach restaurants say the chocolate beverage was added to the menu about two weeks ago, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
The last significant menu change at the Southern California burger institution was more than 15 years ago-- when restaurants added lemonade.
Apparently, the addition of hot cocoa to In-N-Out's menu is actually a throwback to it's earlier days.
Company president Lynsi Snyder, whose grandparents founded In-N-Out in 1948, said hot cocoa was previously sold at the chain in the 1950s.
“This is actually the return of hot cocoa,” she said in a statement. “My grandparents, Harry and Esther Snyder, served it for many years beginning in the ‘50s. I’m not sure how it fell off the menu but it’s part of our culture and something special for kids, and I’m happy that we’re bringing it back.”
She said the company sources cocoa powder from Ghirardelli Chocolate Company to make the hot chocolate.
The drink cost $1.60 and is made with hot water, not milk. It is served in a white cup with the signature In-N-Out palm trees and is topped with mini marshmallows. However, a packet of marshmallows can be requested on the side.